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Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Teacher of the Year by Lawrence Meyers
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I'll be honest up front, I have read better written biographies. What I mean by that is this book tends towards hyperbole, imaginative passages, and, more often than not, boarders on hagiography. But I am not convinced that this book was meant to be ...more
Dean Wilcox rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
read in June, 2015
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Beautiful prose and some interesting theological wrestling. I suspect it is much deeper than I understood this first time through. I also suspect it will work on me. To what end, I have no idea. That contemplation might add a star or two - or not. On ...more
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Words Without Music by Philip Glass
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A lovely read.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Seveneves
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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I love the idea of the book. Really, I was completely on edge for about 500 pages. But, as sometimes happens for me with Stephenson's books, it bogs down. Too much technical jargon and not enough story. In some books I can get past this - like Snow C ...more
Dean Wilcox rated a book 3 of 5 stars
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
When We Were Orphans
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in May, 2015
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Not my favorite read of his. I like that all of his books have some hidden mystery, but the pay off on this one was minimal.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Miles Beyond by Paul Tingen
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Great detail on Miles' electric period. Good info from the musicians that helped make that sound come into being.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes
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Exhaustively researched portrait of one of the most interesting music makers of the 20th century.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Transmetropolitan V. 0-10 by Warren Ellis
Transmetropolitan V. 0-10
by Warren Ellis (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Fantastic series. Cyberpunk, dystopic, bleak, narcissistic, but with the right amount of self-righteous indignation and truth. Great read.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 3 of 5 stars
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Grew on me over time. Not amazing, but a good read.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Reamde
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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If 2 and 1/2 stars were an option I would opt for that. I love Stephenson's books but this one was not my favorite. Feels too drawn out for a ending you can see coming from miles away. By page 800 I was just waiting for it to end. More spy-thriller t ...more
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